ISBN-10:
081541028X
ISBN-13:
9780815410287
Pub. Date:
04/28/2001
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

by Michael Collins
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Overview

The Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 astronaut tells first hand of his journeys into space and his arrival on the moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815410287
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 123,479
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Michael Collins, a NASA astronaut, was the third American to walk in space (Gemini 10) and the pilot of the command module during Apollo 11's mission to the moon in July, 1969. Following his career as an astronaut, he served as the director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He has since retired and lives in Marco Island, Florida.

Michael Collins, a NASA astronaut, was the third American to walk in space (Gemini 10) and the pilot of the command module during Apollo 11's mission to the moon in July, 1969. Following his career as an astronaut, he served as the director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He has since retired and lives in Marco Island, Florida.

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
John-Sopkins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the definitive astronaut account. If you read only one astronaut book, this is it. Collins is an engrossing author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Carrying the Fire while still a high-school student. I loved the book's sense of adventure and the way I almost felt as if I were along for the ride! How did it 'save my life?' My friends were into drugs, but they always respected my reason for saying 'no.' After 'virtually' going to the moon, I always said that I wanted to be an Astronaut!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Bill Bryson's books, you'll love this one too - even if you have little interest in space travel. Collins is funny and irreverent, while still managing to provide a wealth of information about what it took to put men on the Moon. There's good reason why this book is still in print almost 30 years after its initial publication. It's a fun read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mike Collins has written the most arresting account of spaceflight ever published. His experiences as an Air Force Pilot and NASA Astronaut rank as adventure as great as the conquest of Mt. Everest. The descriptions he gives of the sights, sounds and feelings of spaceflight give one the feeling of actually being there themselves. Also worthy of note, the emotions of the man during the triumphs and tragedies of the Moon Race and the fears of the 'what if' scenarios coming true are told with honest seriousness and humor that make this book the best ever written by an Astronaut. Space Enthusiasts and Adventure Lovers alike need to have this book in their home libraries. Carrying the Fire is a great book.